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[kawn-fee] /kɔ̃ˈfi/
noun, French Cookery.
duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.
Origin of confit
From French; See origin at comfit Unabridged
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  • Next comes the confit d'Oie, a sort of goose stew, utterly unlike anything you have tasted before, but not without its merits.

British Dictionary definitions for confit


(cookery) a preserve: a confit of duck
Word Origin
literally: preserve
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Word Origin and History for confit

obsolete form of comfit.

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